"Scream" as written by Melissa A. Elliott and Timothy Z. Mosley....
Take a minute to tell you right
And you can say what you want
Turn around every night
So now you're always going off
Doesn't matter what I done
Or if I even crossed the line
Is that the hollar going for blood
Girl, it doesn't have to be a fight

Throwing out the blame when you know it ain't my fault
Messing with my brain when you want to see me fall
There may come a time when I don't bother you at all
It isn't my call, it isn't my call

Hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?

There's no need to scream, baby
I'm standing right in front of your face
Why?
I know sometimes we don't get along
So Chris sing the second verse to you
Like this

Take a minute to tell you now
Don't have to raise my tone
Take the level and bring it down
I just want you to know
I got no trouble with what you said
I don't even think you're wrong
It's how you say it
You lose your head
Girl I'm standing right in front of you

Throwing out the blame when you know it ain't my fault
Messing with my brain when you want to see me fall
There may come a time when I don't bother you at all
It isn't my call, it isn't my call

Hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?

Silence is golden
I used to think that silence was golden

Hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?
I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?

Silence is golden
I used to think that silence was golden


Lyrics submitted by ZDLR my idol!, edited by macs311

"Scream" as written by Nate Hills Timothy Mosley

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +4
    Song MeaningI agree with anabelle3982. This song is about a problem in relationships where one person has a problem with communication. Instead of talking things out they yell about everything.

    "Doesn't matter what I've done
    Or if I even crossed the line"

    Pretty soon the screaming becomes normal and the fighting is always no matter what has been done. This is a situation where there is either angered silence or there is a screaming match. There is no in between. the one getting screamed at does not understand why it is like that but knows eventually they are going to snap because they cannot handle it much more.

    "Silence is golden
    I used to think that silence was golden"

    this basically means that the angered silence is no better then the screaming. There is no in between and they know it.

    I particularly love this line:
    "I say hey, why you keep screaming at the top of your head?(hey i hear)"

    The sarcastic humor in "hey I hear" LOL as if to say my ears work just fine just quit screaming. Or at least that is my thoughts. Anyone else??

    Jelleephishon June 12, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti have loved his voice before i knew his name...

    i love this song.. its about the lack of communication relationships have, and one person seems to raise their voice instead of talking through it.

    anabelle3982on February 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis songs seems to be about a dead relationship where one person is scrared to leave just because of the change and the other blows up not because they're angry but because they can't stand where they are in life. The one tries to tell the other that it is all fine but the other wont listen and keeps releiving their rage on the other.
    Kylanon January 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow has no one commented on this song yet?!?!?!?
    This is AMAZING...it's on constant repeat on my iPod
    MyBabyRuddon September 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is Chris Cornell angry in a very melodic sort of way. So catchy though.
    asucraig3on September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me feel like I am always fighting with myself and I am always in a constant struggle to keep my cool and I am always upset about nothing!!!!
    sCs28on February 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts not bad, But it seems so simple for chris cornell compared to audioslave and soundgarden.
    Consiliumon March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIt's just an amazing and gorgeous song - Chris Cornell's absolutely unique voice together with the melody -> Masterpiece! Keep on hearing it in my car and on my iPod & PC
    suffix90on July 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIt's just an amazing and gorgeous song - Chris Cornell's absolutely unique voice together with the melody -> Masterpiece! Keep on hearing it in my car and on my iPod & PC
    suffix90on July 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song and all... but kind of a simple song i think for somebody as genious as chris cornell to write... usually his shit is epic but wtf this is the only hip hop song if you will song that i can actually listen to... keep on rocking chris!
    kurtcocain91on June 20, 2010   Link

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